This charming yet practical pocket guide to cycling in London will treat you to 25 leisure routes across the city, allowing you to get the most out of London and the TFL `Bike for Hire' scheme. With this book you will discover a fresh and healthy alternative to public transport which offers quirky and exciting pedalling routes across the city. With a range of rides taking cyclists through London's parks, along the River Thames and through much-loved cultural highlights, this book is packed with suggestions to discover the hidden gems of the city from the comfort of your bike. With maps detailing each route, and highlighting landmarks and points of interest along the way, as well as safety tips and fitness information, this is the only handbook casual and regular cyclists will need to make the most out of London.
No other city on earth is as defined by its transport system as LONDON, with its red buses, black cabs and tube trains instantly recognised the world over. Every day around 24 million journeys are made across the TfL network. The Bike Hire scheme started in central London in 2010 and has since extended eastwards to Tower Hamlets, Hackney, Bethnal Green, Bow, Canary Wharf, Mile End and Poplar. The scheme offers bikes for rent 24 hours a day, in and around central London, with over 8,000 bikes available from more than 500 docking stations.